Pop: The Verve Urban Hymns (Hut/All Formats)
Tuesday 30 September 1997
The Verve are a risk-taking guitar band. They dabble in psychedelia, slowed down vocals and lyrics which could be poetry - with brave takes on philosopher-troubling subjects like "We have existence and it's all we share," ("Space and Time"), and "There's a million different people inside my head" ("Bitter Sweet Symphony").
They are to being instrovert what Oasis are to being extrovert. And while you join millions with Oasis, The Verve are so personal and heart-rending that you'll often wish to be alone when listening and want to be alone in liking.
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